Metallica Gives $750,000 to Help Australian Wildfire Relief Work


Story by Anne Erickson

Metallica has donated  $750,000 to help with relief efforts for the Australian brushfires, in conjunction with their All Within My Hands charity

Australia is currently dealing with a massive brushfire outbreak, which has killed 25 people and taken more than 2,000 homes, and counting. Famed metal band Metallica has pledged a whopping $750,000 to help with relief efforts for the fires, tied to their All Within My Hands charity.

“We are totally overwhelmed by the news of the wildfires sweeping through millions of acres across Australia, with major impact in New South Wales and Victoria,” the members of Metallica said in a collective statement. “The resulting destruction and devastating effects on all residents, animals, the environment and the incredible land in Australia is truly heartbreaking.”

The $750,000 from Metallica will go to the NSW Rural Fire Service and to the Country Fire Authority in Victoria, Australia. The band added that “all funds donated during this State of Emergency are directed toward services related to and victims of these particularly destructive Australian bushfires.”

CFA (Country Fire Authority), Metallica states, is a volunteer and community-based fire and emergency services organisation which helps to protect 3.3 million Victorians and works together with communities to keep Victorians safe from fire and other emergencies.

Metallica is one of many musicians and celebrities donating funding to help with the crisis in Australia, other being Elton John, Nicole Kidman, Chris Hemsworth, Keith Urban and more.

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